Bianca Lawson Revealed Some BTS Secrets From Her Most Famous Roles, And I Am LIVING
Seriously, she doesn't age!
This is Bianca Lawson, she's the star of OWN's
and also the queen of not aging. Queen Sugar
I'm serious. The woman has been playing a teenager for almost three decades.
Bianca stopped by
Cocoa Butter this week and took a stroll down memory lane. She revisited old roles, spilled some hot tea, and got a lil' ~emotional~.
My So Called Life:
Bianca Lawson: At the pilot table read, I remember that Claire Danes didn't have to look at the script at all. She, like, had the whole thing memorized, and she was fully in every scene...it was an Oscar-worthy performance. I was in awe.
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BL: There's something really delicious about playing characters that...just [didn't] care. She was so devilish.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer:
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BL: Literally how Kendra looked on the show is how I went into my audition – my cornrows, my ponytail – but the accent changed a bunch of times. I loved doing the physical stuff, like getting to kickbox and do all the choreography. When there were things that they wanted to just have the stunt person do I was like, "No, no, no, please let me do it!"
Save The Last Dance:
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BL: Okay, so I shot [ Save The Last Dance] at the same time I was doing Dawson's Creek. So I'd do Dawson's Creek and then, when I'd have a break, I'd go and do Save The Last Dance. I just remember, like, really wanting that movie, and like running those auditions sides over, and over, and over again.
Pretty Little Liars:
BL: I felt very close to Maya. I remember thinking "16? I don't know, 16 is a little bit young," but I loved the character, that's the thing. I was just really touched by her love for Emily. She was very confident in who she was, and her sexuality, and to kind of be like "I see you, and I see your real self, and you can be your real self." I just enjoyed playing her so much. That love story was really touching to me.
BL: That was a really fun show because I got to do so many different things, like learn French for this one [episode] because she is teaching a French class, and now you're like an emissary and you're going to be doing some fighting stuff, and now you're the therapist. She was a jack of all trades.
BL: Probably I would say, my favorite character I've ever played. I was so scared of this scene 'cause I just felt like this was such a huge moment for Darla [when she has to give such difficult news to her fiancé, Ralph Angel]. It's hard for me to be objective about this last clip because it's still happening! It doesn't feel like acting, it feels like I really had this experience with [Darla].
Thank you for bringing us along for the ride, Bianca! We appreciate the work you've done for the culture. Make sure to check out Bianca Lawson on OWN's
! Now, excuse me while I go figure out Bianca's skincare routine. Queen Sugar
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF